Monday, 15 June 2009

Birkbeck International Studies Guest Lecture

Mark Fitzpatrick — ›Iran and the Nuclear Crisis‹

With the process of the presidential elections in Iran fiercely contested and the outcome undecided, and outstanding questions on US-Iranian relations now imposing themselves ever more urgently, Mark Fitzpatrick will discuss the ongoing Iranian Nuclear Crisis. Recent quote: "[R]isks are still best minimised by reinforcing the binary choice presented to Iran of cooperation or isolation, and strengthening denial of supply." Still viable?

Mark Fitzpatrick is an internationally acclaimed expert on nuclear proliferation who has had a long and distinguished career in the US Department of State, among other roles as Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Non-proliferation. Presently, he is a Senior Fellow for Non-Proliferation at the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London, where he directs the Institute’s Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Programme. Among his many publications bearing on the Iranian nuclear file, is the 2008 IISS report ‘The Iranian Nuclear Crisis: Avoiding worst-case outcomes’ (IISS Adelphi Paper 398).

Tuesday 16th June 7.00 pm Room B20 Birkbeck Main Building,
Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX

Free entry; booking required – email

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